Six Austin bars with tranquil outside porches for all your SXSW needs austin blog

“Assuming the weather holds up this first weekend of South by Southwest 2017, there wonu2019t be a better place to relax and recharge in the midst of the SXSW madness, lasting through March 19 this year, than at one of Austinu2019s myriad patio bars. Here are several to choose from depending on what part of town youu2019re at during the festival u2014 and what kind of outdoor experience youu2019re seeking.
Wondering where to whet your whistle? Check out the Austin360 Boozery Guide
Deck Nine Observatory Bar at Boiler Nine
800 W. Cesar Chavez St.,
The upstairs bar at Boiler Nine Bar & Grill, the centerpiece restaurant of La Corsha Hospitality Groupu2019s dining project in the historic Seaholm Power Plant, has reopened just in time for the fest. Itu2019ll be very similar to what you might remember of the open-air patio u2014 with nothing less than panoramic views of the surrounding downtown u2014 albeit with a new food and cocktail menu.
La Corsha beverage director Jason Stevens, along with executive chef Jason Stude, have created fare with u201cbeachy, coastal flavorsu201d: bar snacks like yellowtail crudo and cumin tostadas and cocktails that include frozen rum and tequila drinks, tropical highballs and more. Youu2019ll still be able to u201cbooze your own adventureu201d with them, and deck favorites like the Negroni and the Old Fashioned have remained on the menu.
u201cWhat Iu2019m trying to do is not use the word u2018tropicalu2019 with the menu to avoid the impression of a tiki bar, but you will find tropical spices like guava in the drinks and also deeper, darker flavors of hibiscus, allspice, things like that from Mexico and Jamaica: a variety of baking spices that is common in the cuisine there,u201d Stevens said, referring to the new Red Macaw as an example.
The Red Macaw, with grapefruit, hibiscus blossom and island spices, in addition to your choice of blanco tequila, light rum or vodka, is exactly the sort of bright, beachy beverage youu2019ll want to be drinking during the coming week of SXSW.
As one of Austinu2019s best bars, Deck Nine wonu2019t disappoint.”

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